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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Reforming justice in East Africa: a comparative review of legal sector processes
Editor:Nassali, MariaISNI
Series:Kituo cha Katiba law and justice series
Publisher:Fountain Publishers
Geographic terms:East Africa
Subjects:legal reform
poverty reduction
access to justice
Abstract:Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have undertaken legal sector reform processes within the framework of poverty reduction strategy plans. This volume interrogates the extent to which law reform in these countries has been useful in achieving pro-poor development. It emphasizes the effectiveness and efficiency of the legal sector in order to make justice more accessible to the poor. Country studies were commissioned by Kituo Cha Katiba (KCK), a civil society organization, to offer a comparative view of legal sector processes in East Africa, highlighting similarities and differences. The five studies adopt a uniform style, outlining the historical development of the legal sector reform processes, the gains made and the challenges faced. Jane Michuki deals with Kenya, B.T. Mapunda with Tanzania, Frederick W. Jjuuko with Uganda, Chris Maina Peter with Zanzibar, and Wilbert T.K. Kaahwa with the harmonization of municipal laws in the East African Community context. The studies are preceded by a comparative critique by the editor. [ASC Leiden abstract]